The struggle for rights
Working together to establish fair rights
In "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut JR and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
In "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut JR and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, both stories the citizens are being controlled by their government which is a terrible thing because the citizen don’t have any choice in what they do. In “Harrison Bergeron” Harrison was punished for being too handsome and too smart. Harrison was put in jail for his whole life because he refused to wear handicaps that will change his way of thinking. In the “Lottery” the community didn’t have a choice to participate in the lottery anymore because it is a ritual for the town.
Harrison Bergeron is a fourteen year old and seven feet tall kid that is in jail because he refuses to wear handicaps. Harrison is trying to overthrow the government because he wants the world to be like how it was with competition. Harrison is the strongest person and most handsome person in the town and is able to break out of prison with ease.
Ms Hutchinson arrives late to to the lottery because she forgot the lottery was that day which immediately makes her stand out from everyone else. She arrives to the lottery out of breath when every other women is next to there husband talking and calm.
Struggle for rights
In Both of the stories the people in the towns are fighting for rights. In "Harrison Bergeron" harrison is fighting against the government so that the citizens don't have to wear handicaps anymore and have their rights back. In "The Lottery" the citizens are fighting for the lottery to be stopped because people were being killed even though they didn't do anything to be killed.
Struggle for rights
Quote/Analysis "Harrision Bergeron"
Quote/Analysis "The Lottery"
"Tessie Hutchinson was in the center of a cleared space by now, and she held her hands out desperately as the villagers moved in on her. "It isn't fair," she said. A stone hit her on the side of the head. Old Man Warner was saying, "Come on, come on, everyone." Steve Adams was in the front of the crowd of villagers, with Mrs. Graves beside him". (Jackson 1) This is the way the community is trying to save up food so everybody can eat by this the people should have a option if they want to participate in the lottery because there is a possibility they can lose there life.